CQOD: 02/06/06 -- Kelly: the one true poverty
Christian Quotation of the DayFebruary 6, 2006
Commemoration of Martyrs of Japan, 1597
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.
-- Proverbs 16:8 (ESV)
The deepest need of men is not food and clothing and shelter, important as they are. It is God. We have mistaken the nature of poverty, and thought it was economic poverty. No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God’s recreating, loving peace. Peer into poverty and see if we are really getting down to the deepest needs, in our economic salvation schemes. These are important. But they lie farther along the road, secondary steps toward world reconstruction. The primary step is a holy life, transformed and radiant in the glory of God.
... Thomas R. Kelly (1893-1941), A Testament of Devotion 
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, lead me to see first in others their need for You.
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